September 18th Farm News
"Ask the questions that have no answers.
Invest in the millennium. Plant sequoias.
Say that your main crop is the forest
that you did not plant,
that you will not live to harvest.
Say that the leaves are harvested
when they have rotted into the mold.
Call that profit. Prophesy such returns."
- from Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front by Wendell Berry
The first official day of Autumn - September 22nd - is almost here! This time of year, the field work continues but changes. Many of our harvests are the final harvests of the season. (Tomatoes and peppers are quickly winding down.) We have seeded our hoophouse to winter greens - baby red russian kale, spinach, and salad mix for a fall harvest. With all of the rain, we are a little behind on our harvesting of roots. We'll be harvesting the first sweet potatoes tomorrow, and I can't wait to see what they look like.
This time of year also gives us the time and space to begin reflecting on the season and dreaming of the seasons to come. Each year of farming, we have learned so much, and this will continue for the rest of our lives!
A reminder that our fall farm party will be October 15th beginning at 4pm. We will be having wood-fired pizzas prepared by Hearthside Chariot featuring Meadowlark's veggies. Please bring a dish to share (appetizer, side, or dessert) and/or beverages to share. We'll be needing RSVPs, so let us know if you are able to come!